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 August 14, 2014

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State Support Team 6 has four Third Grade Rreading Guarantee study modules loaded on our site to support teachers as they prepare to take the Praxis 5203 exam. The modules are FREE. Each module contains a video webinar and downloadable resources.

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Terri McDonald 2014 Franklin B Walter award winnerThe 2014 Franklin B Walter Outstanding Educator Award Recipient from the SST Region 6 area is Terri MacDonald.

Many teachers begin their careers hoping to change the lives of each student they have the opportunity to work with and Terri has done that. Terri has been employed by the Madison Champaign Educational Service Center for 8 years as the teacher of their adult transition program. Terri has developed an instructional program that successfully incorporates functional, social and academic instruction into the work setting. By incorporating speech and occupational therapy into the work setting, as well as providing job coaching and opportunities for direction instruction and reflection, Terri’s students graduate from the adult transition program with skills that allow them to successfully work in the community. Terri works tirelessly to help students develop self-advocacy skills, understand the many responsibilities of adult life and collaborate with local agencies to ensure that students graduate with the skills and supports needed to live independently in the community.

The lives of every student enrolled in the MCESC’s adult transition program are better because Terri MacDonald has been in their life. Perhaps the best way to describe Terri is with the following quote: “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” Terri is a champion for her students and through her every day work, helps them reach goals they may never have thought possible.

Rhett Fogt 2014 R.A. Horn award winner

The 2014 R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient from the SST Region 6 area is Rhett Fogt.

Rhett Fogt was diagnosed at birth as having a severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Rhett is completely independent in the general education classroom with the use of hearing aids and an FM system. He is a very good advocate for himself and will ask for repetition or clarification if he is unable to understand something. Rhett truly is a wonderful example of receiving the benefits of Early Intervention. He is considered to be an above average student in both Math and English-Language Arts. Rhett’s Geometry teacher reports, “Rhett is one of my top participants in class”.

Rhett likes helping others and has a great desire to learn and be successful. Rhett is a wonderful role model for other students in the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Unit at Jackson Center School. Rhett also excels in band, sports and student government.


A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.


Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.


Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.


Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.


Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.

The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

House Bill 487 updated Ohio’s graduation requirements to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and work. As a result, the Class of 2017 (10th-graders in the 2014-2015 school year) will be the last students to take the current Ohio Graduation Tests. The new requirements take effect with the class of 2018 (ninth graders in fall 2014). Additionally, every student will have the opportunity to take a nationally-recognized college admission exam free of charge in the 11th grade. The honors diploma remains another option for students. This information can be found at the Ohio Department of Education website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/News/New-High-School-Graduation-Requirements .

Download the New High School Graduation Requirements Fact Sheet.

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